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Eat This, Not That: Healthy Snack Swaps for Your Fall

From a salty crunch to a decadent spoonful, try these healthy alternatives

From a salty crunch to a decadent spoonful, try these healthy alternatives

We all have a viceor three!that we just can’t resist. It’s the same thing each time. One look at a bag of chips or a bowl of M&Ms and all of a sudden we’re trapped in the Bermuda Triangle of junk food.

There’s no denying the consequences of a junk food marathon. Despite the temporary flavour vacay, snacks that are high in unhealthy fat, sugar and salt do more harm than good. They cause your blood sugar levels to spike and then quickly fall (hence the infamous sugar crash), and can also lead to headaches, fatigue, bloating, gas and irritability. Oh, and that guilt you can’t seem to shake despite numerous sweaty spin sessions.

These consequences are a big part of why Lower Mainland-based Naked Snacks has crafted healthy snacks to provide all of the satisfaction… with none of the remorse. So the next time you’re jonesing for a junk food hit, turn to these nourishing swaps instead!

Popping potato chips?

As a healthy alternative, check out Hearty Tamari.

Instead of the empty calories you get from potato chips, Hearty Tamari will leave you feeling happy and satiated. Sesame sticks and spicy pretzels mix with almonds and cashews, all lovingly slow-roasted in delicious tamari. This exotic taste from Japan confirms what we already knew: for good times, make them Tamari times.

Downing peanut M&Ms?

Instead, say hello to Maple Praline Almonds (As featured in the fall 2020 Simply Beautiful and Extraordinary Man collections.)

With roasted almonds and the finest maple syrup, you’ll find Naked Snacks Maple Praline Almonds have the same sweet and satisfying bite as their chemical-filled counterpart. It’s not all indulgence though, almonds also help to build and maintain strong bones. Strong bones for everyone!

Have a desire for doughnuts?

Put an (Apple) Ring on it! 

What’s not to love about pillow-soft dough that’s deep-fried and coated with sugar? Well, for starters, the overwhelming trans fats, nutritionally-stripped white flour and an overload of sugar. Naked Snacks Apple Rings-1 happen to have the same round shape, middle hole and, in our opinion, better flavour thanks to the natural sweetness from locally grown apples. They’re rich in vitamin B, C and antioxidants, while the pectin in these little rings of goodness helps reduce bad cholesterol.

Craving cookies?

Turn to delicious PB Chocolate Granola.

It can be hard to resist that tin of oatmeal chocolate chips cookies in the lunchroom, practically screaming your name as soon as the clock strikes three. Before you give in to temptation, remember you have April the Granola Girl by your side. Made with organic ingredients, April’s PB Chocolate Granola is just as decadent and delicious as it sounds. In fact, it may put those cookies to shame. A couple handfuls and you’re good to go.

Wondering what the best swap is for your favourite junk food? Message Naked Snacks on Instagram and a “Snackspert” will offer healthful alternatives. Happy swapping!

For a limited time, use code “bcliving” for 20 percent off your first order online.